Tag: Baghdad

US Travel Warning: Leave Iraq or prepare for funeral

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 15, 2019 08:08

Today the U.S. Embassy and Consulate in Baghdad ordered a partial evacuation of their American staff.  In the meantime, the travel warning for Americans wanting to visit Iraq reads: Do ... Read More

Security alert: US Embassy in Baghdad warns Americans not to travel to Iraq

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 13, 2019 14:58

The US Embassy in Iraq has issued a security alert, warning US citizens of “heightened tensions” in the country and advising against travel there. The advisory warning was posted on ... Read More

SaferTourism.com: How dangerous is travel according to Dr. Peter Tarlow

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 3, 2019 20:38

The recently concluded 26th International Tourism Security Conference in Las Vegas celebrated over a quarter Century of Tourism Safety and Security. Dr. Peter Tarlow of SaferTourism.com  had a major part ... Read More

Shangri La Hotel Colombo Veteran Chef killed with 160 people in 6 terror attacks in Sri Lanka

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 21, 2019 08:06

Shangri La Colombo Veteran chef Shantha Mayadunne and her daughter are among 138 or more dead this morning at 6 deadly terror blasts on Easter Sunday in Sri Lanka.  Several ... Read More

Etihad Airways signs codeshare with Gulf Air

editor editor- March 26, 2019 19:12

Following the signing of a Memorandum of Understangin (MOU), Etihad Airways and Gulf Air have announced the signing of a codeshare partnership for travel commencing with the summer schedule. The ... Read More

2019 Quality of Living: Vienna is still the world’s best city

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 13, 2019 15:42

Trade tensions and populist undercurrents continue to dominate the global economic climate. Combined with the threat of stringent and inconsistent monetary policies looming over markets, international businesses are under more ... Read More

Rotana Hotels & Resorts returns to Babylon

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 5, 2019 18:10

Rotana Hotels & Resorts and Al Ibaa Company have signed a hotel management agreement to operate a five-star hotel in Baghdad. Rotana will manage Baghdad’s famous Babylon Hotel under its ... Read More

Baghdad bills US $1 billion for damage to city

editor editor- February 18, 2011 03:53

BAGHDAD – Baghdad government wants the United States to apologize and pay $1 billion for the damage done to the city by blast walls and Humvees since the U.S.-led invasion. Read More

Iraq tourism: Slowly but surely

editor editor- November 17, 2010 07:31

LONDON (eTN) - With projections at World Travel Market (WTM) declaring Iraq to be next tourism hotspot, eTN seized the opportunity to get comments from representatives from both the public ... Read More

Lufthansa, business jets return to Baghdad

editor editor- July 15, 2010 03:42

Iraq is transforming from a battleground into a focus for civil aviation as the collapse of its national airline and a decline in violent attacks attract international carriers and business-jet ... Read More

Wildlife trade thrives in Baghdad due to lack of government regulation

editor editor- May 28, 2010 04:28

BAGHDAD – A dozen fluffy white kittens with piercing blue eyes frolic in a wire cage, perched perilously atop a pen containing two African lion cubs. Read More

Coordinated bombs strike Baghdad hotels

editor editor- January 26, 2010 01:27

A series of bombs targeting at least three hotels rocked Baghdad Monday afternoon, in the latest of four large-scale bombing attacks carried out since the summer and ahead of March ... Read More

Iraq is on Lufthansa’s mind

editor editor- January 19, 2010 07:34

At last November’s World Travel Market in London, the arrival of Iraq’s delegation was perhaps one that was most anticipated for many reasons. Read More

Bmi wants to resume flights from UK to Baghdad

editor editor- May 7, 2009 06:08

Direct passenger flights could resume between the UK and Baghdad after the airline bmi announced plans to open an Iraq service. Read More

Baghdad museum reopens 6 years after looting

editor editor- February 24, 2009 02:33

BAGHDAD – Iraq's restored National Museum reopened Monday with a red-carpet gala in the heart of Baghdad nearly six years after looters carried away priceless antiquities as American troops largely Read More

Four Britons to join first tourist trip to Baghdad

editor editor- February 19, 2009 05:05

Four Britons will be among the first tour group of westerners to risk a holiday in the Arab areas of Iraq for six years when they fly to Baghdad in ... Read More

‘Baghdad Eye’ to draw tourists

editor editor- August 29, 2008 03:39

Iraq is considering building a giant observation wheel in Baghdad in an attempt to promote the city as a potential tourist destination. Read More